tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2014 Issue 4

Intubation Coding: Breathe Easy When Coding Common ED Airway Procedures

Check the chart for the reason for procedure any mention of using masks or scopes An emergency department  patient is having trouble breathing from pulmonary disease, injury, or swelling of the throat tissues can be a scary scenario, but take a deep breath and concentrate on these tips to get the coding right every time.  Airway related presentations are typically reported as high-level ED visits or critical care because of the serious nature of the presenting problem, but you may also be able to report a procedure code if it is properly documented. Identify The Reason for...

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